MABL Congratulates Brandie Burris

Brandie Burris, 2L, was recently elected editor-in-chief of Minnesota Law Review. She is the first Black student to hold that position in the publication's 104-year history.

Click below to see the feature article.

Celebrating Black History Month

During Black History Month, we pause to salute and reflect on the contributions African Americans have made to the Minnesota Judiciary.

Click below to learn more about these trailblazing Americans in MABL's Community Page

MABL Foundation 2020 Scholarship Gala

MABL's 2020 Annual Scholarship Gala was held virtually this year due to the unique challenges 2020 gifted all of us. Though we could not meet in person, we still had a lot of fun! 

MABL Congratulates Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris

It is with pride and exultation that we extend our heartful congratulations to Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. For more, visit MABL's Community Page.

Photography by  Adam Schultz

MABL's Silent Protest

On June 8, 2020, as the judicial system continued the constitutionally required due process of determining the guilt of one of the four officers involved in the murder of George Floyd, MABL and its supporters stood firmly in solidarity with Mr. Floyd, his family, and all those fighting in the quest for justice.

Join MABL in the fight for justice and racial equality.


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Judicial Endorsement Process

MABL proudly endorses qualified judicial candidates for appointment.
Qualified judicial candidates may formally apply for MABL endorsement using the process outlined by the Judicial Endorsement Committee. All endorsement requests must be completed by submitting a MABL Judicial Endorsement Application.


Job Board

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Board of Directors

Uzodima Frank Aba-Onu

Immediate Past President:
Amran Farah

Vice President:
Dana Mitchell

Athena Hollins

Abou Amara, Jr.

At-Large Directors:
Francis Green
Lateef Ledbetter
Pharaoh Lewis
Jules Porter
Gloria Stamps-Smith

Featured Members

Athena Hollins

Athena Hollins

Membership level: Attorney Public Sector

Organization: Minnesota State Bar Association (600 Nicollet Mall #380, Minneapolis, MN 55402)




Jules Porter

Jules Porter

Membership level: Attorney Public Sector

Organization: Seraph 7 Studios, LLC



Upcoming Events

Implicit Bias Within The Criminal Justice System

Mar 25, 2021 6:00PM—7:00PM

Twin Cities PBS (online event)

Celebrating Trailblazing Women Attorneys

Mar 04, 2021 4:30PM—6:00PM


MABL General Meeting

Feb 25, 2021 5:00PM—7:00PM


Mission Statement

The mission of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers is to:
Promote and support the professional development of Black lawyers, judges, and law students in Minnesota; Address the legal issues affecting the Black community in Minnesota; and advance education, excellence, and racial equity in the pursuit of justice.